Obscurity
Obscurity
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Obscurity1.5

18 November 2014

Hide your private files in plain sight.

Overview

Obscurity is a handy little utility for hiding all those private files and precious memories you don't want anyone else to find.

The application is as simple as it is elegant. Obscurity seems just like a generic folder. Simply place the 'folder' anywhere you want, and anyone snooping around your stuff deciding to double-click it will unknowingly arrive in an empty mock folder. However, if you right-click the 'folder' and choose 'Show Package Contents' from the contextual menu, a completely different folder will show up ready for you to hide all those intimate movies, pictures and old love letters in. It even hides all your secret documents from Spotlight and those pesky 'All Images', 'All Movies' and 'All Documents' Smart Folders in Finder. You can rename and/or duplicate Obscurity to your heart's content creating as many custom secret folders as you need. Obscurity doesn't modify your files or the operating system in any shape, way or form making it the safest way to keep your stuff away from curious eyes.

What's new in Obscurity

Version 1.5:
  • Obscurity now disguises as an OS X Yosemite folder by default.
  • Alternative default folder icons for Mac OS X Cheetah (10.0-10.4), Leopard (10.5-10.9), and Yosemite (10.10) have been added for use on their respective Mac OS X iterations.

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How would you rate Obscurity app?

9 Reviews of Obscurity

5
Pixeltrance
11 February 2014
Version: 1.4

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quick, easy and free
(1)
4.5
Maxwell's-Demon
12 March 2014
Version: 1.4
I like Obscurity, in part, because the way it operates is itself rather "obscure" (right-clicking to "show package contents" is quite an ingenious approach). I am a bit puzzled, though, about how someone nosing around my files might be fooled into thinking that the Obscurity "folder" is a folder when, in fact, it appears as "Obscurity.app." (Unless I'm doing something wrong, I don't see how I can get rid of the .app extension, nor how to change the name to something other than "Obscurity.")
(1)
5
Pixeltrance
11 February 2014
Version: 1.4
quick, easy and free
(1)
0.5
Monkeyjunkey
26 January 2014
Version: 1.4
Security through obscurity? Not sure I'd trust any important files to that theory. If you want to secure important files form precious eyes - properly encrypt them and be done.
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Sleek
12 March 2013
Version: 1.3
You Can confuse anyone who is trying to open Obscurity folder by throwing some unimportant files in Mock folder and important files/Folders by Control Clicking Obscurity folder/show Package contents and putting your files folders in there When anyone will open Obscurity folder they will see your unimportant files ad will not to try to control click folder because they will think it is just folder. By renaming Obscurity with appropriate name Like docs or whatever you threw in mock folder will actually make others think it is just a folder.
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wwcavs
03 February 2013
Version: 1.3
I get the following error when I try to open the app: The operation couldn't be completed. (OSStatus error -67049.)
(0)
Barryaus
31 December 2012
Version: 1.2
I'm not rating it, as I have not tried it, and don't intend to. Anyone who control-clicks it or right-clicks it can open it, with this little bit of knowledge. Would it not be FAR safer to make a password-protected sparse image in Disk Utility? That is what I did. Looks as if I had to rate it, so I gave it mediocre in all categories
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Lvdoc
08 December 2012
Version: 1.1
All you have to do is create a new folder in Finder, give it a name, and attach ".app" at the end of it, and it will function the same way. You can readily change its icon via "Get Info." I'm not going to rate this app, as I haven't tried it; it might be an easier way to do the foregoing for someone who's less inclined to take the trouble.
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2.5
Sleek
08 December 2012
Version: 1.1
I am using Obscurity on Apple Mac OSX Snow Leopard 10.6.8 Without any issues. It just works but it is like hiding your files in any applications, all Mac packages you can open by control clicking and selecting show package contains and put your important files in it. Verdict: Nothing Intutive!!!
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Priosantos-Jan
08 December 2012
Version: 1.1
1. This app is not codesigned. 2. On launch it gives an error 'The operation couldn't be completed. (OSStatus error 100030)' Fishy
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Free

3.5

App requirements: 
  • Intel 64
  • Intel 32
  • PPC 32
  • Mac OS X 10.1.5 or later

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